Designed over three years ago in partnership with business leaders under-30 years of age, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) created connXGEN.  Identifying a gap in the Region for young people to meet in a relaxed but professional setting, the connXEN Committee creates programming to encourage business connections. Designed for any students, entrepreneurs or employees to grow their network and WCC membership is not required (but being under the age of 30 is!).

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See below for upcoming connXGEN events:


Young Entrepreneurs & Professionals Committee (YEP)

Launched almost 10 years ago by younger members of the WCC, the YEP Committee hosts four events a year that are designed to encourage young professionals and those young at heart to attend.  Designed to encourage business connections, YEP events range from curling and beach volleyball to creek cleanups and unique holiday parties.

Watch for YEP Committee events taking place quarterly on the Chamber Events calendar.


Mentorship Program

In 2017, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce’s (WCC) Young Entrepreneurs & Professionals (YEP) committee successfully piloted a mentorship program. Based on key learnings, energy and enthusiasm communicated by the WCC membership, this pilot evolved to a program that can be leveraged by anyone in our business community.

A new Mentorship Committee, comprised of volunteer WCC members, was developed to facilitate the connection between established entrepreneurs and professionals with mentees in the region, allowing mentors to give back while providing personal development and growth for all participants.  You do not have to be a member of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce to participate in this program.  Any age, student, entrepreneurship level or employees are welcome!

Click here for full program details.

Members of all ages have opportunities to grow their network with the Whitby Chamber of Commerce. For more information about our Membership Lifecycle or how you can leverage our programming, contact: Lorna at